A 101 GUIDE TO MIXING PATTERNS

Every morning, we wake up, we go through our morning ritual, we put together an outfit, and we find the closest full size mirror to check ourselves out, and maybe snap a quick OOTD on our preferred social media app.

Generally, we instinctively grab our trusty black pants or black blazer, or both, knowing very well that anything paired with it will match. A great option to keep when in a professional setting.  But in life you need to stand out from the crowd, make a statement, and so an easy solution is to play with patterns to give you that edge!


TIP ONE: STICK WITH THE SAME COLOURS

One of the simplest tricks to mixing patterns is to keep it within the same shade of colours. Let the patterns be the statement not the colour.

TIP TWO: MAKE BLACK & WHITE STRIPES YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Black and white stripes are a great starter pattern to mix because they are the most neutral and common pattern to play with.

TIP THREE: THREE’S A CROWD

If you’re layering pattern on pattern, keep the third a solid. Pattern x2 is great, but pattern x3 can be disastrous if not careful.

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12 Comments

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    Yara Mel

    April 21, 2017

    You nailed the mix! The pop of color is genius 😀

    http://www.desiringsme.com/spring-outfits-camel-coat/

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    Kristen

    April 22, 2017

    omg, I would have never thought to ‘break the rules’ like this. Love it though

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    Nati

    April 23, 2017

    I always have a hard time when mixing patterns and often end up wearing only one pattern 😉
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

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    Jamie

    April 24, 2017

    Mixing patterns is so fun.. you look great!
    xxo
    Jamie
    http://www.jamieeverafter.com

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    Jessi Malay

    April 24, 2017

    Love the concept of this post babe!! Mixing prints and colors is always difficult, but I love that you go for it and make it work!! <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/day-night-vacation-style/

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    Leigha Gardner

    April 25, 2017

    Love what you did with these two patterns – I love how mixing patterns adds so much dimension to an outfit!
    xx
    Leigha (thelilacpress.com)

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    Katherine

    April 25, 2017

    Cute top!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    olia

    April 26, 2017

    I love this look girl!

    Hope you’ll check out my latest post!

    http://www.loveolia.com

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    Olga

    April 26, 2017

    Great outfit!Love your style:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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    Adriana

    April 26, 2017

    Love the print mixing girl!!

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

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    Ashley

    April 27, 2017

    You are a print-mixing pro, doll. Love the boots with this skirt, too!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com/

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    Andreea

    April 28, 2017

    Sticking with the same color palette when mixing prints is crucial! Love how you styled this outfit with the black boots and the prints look really well together. Great job. Have a nice weekend! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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